The Last Olympian: Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 5

Book review by Carrie R. Wheadon, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Fantasy series' excellent conclusion ups the violence.

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age 10+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 157 reviews

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age 8+

Entertaining and Educational

Percy Jackson is a serious of fantasy novels that are suited for many ages. Elementary aged children may need assistance in reading these novels. I chose to read, The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan. These novels are about half-bloods which are people who are half-human and half-gods and all the obstacles or evil creatures they have to face. In The Last Olympian Percy Jackson and other half-bloods have been in constant preparation for their battle against the Titans. The evil Kronos recruits a very powerful army of gods and half-bloods in order to attack the unguarded Mount Olympus which stands in New York City. The reviews for this novel were very positive for the most part. Each review has four or five stars with comments like, “I’m a little sad actually because I didn’t want to say goodbye to our hero, the one and only Percy Jackson” and “this book was the book which got me out of my slump”. These reviews displayed that this novel was captivating and emotional. The readers’ get very attached to the characters throughout the series and have a hard time saying goodbye to them in this final book. These novels would be great for children because it explores mythical creatures and dives into the challenges that the characters have to face. The obstacles presented in the novel are not typical problems that we would have to go through but it demonstrates resilience and how to problem-solve which is important for students to learn. This can be integrated into the curriculum by reading a few chapters a day and having the child free write about their feelings or how to overcome the battles faced in the novel.

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age 11+

Violence goes up a notch, some language, peril

CSM GUIDE: Violence 4/5 Romance 2/5 DDS 0/5 Language 2/5. Language: Uses of "asshole," "s--t," "damned," "goddamn," "hell," "sons of bitches," "piss ant," and "s---hole."

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